2015 ORS 163A.215¹
Release of sex offender information according to classification

(1)(a) A notifying agency or a supervising agency shall release, upon request, any information that may be necessary to protect the public concerning sex offenders who reside in a specific area or concerning a specific sex offender.

(b) A notifying agency or a supervising agency may release sex offender information to a law enforcement agency if the notifying agency or supervising agency determines that the release of information is in the public interest.

(c) In addition to the release of information described in this subsection and ORS 137.540 (Conditions of probation), 144.260 (Notice of prospective release on parole or post-prison supervision of inmate) and 441.373 (Admission to or removal from long term care facility, residential care facility or adult foster home of person convicted of sex crime), a notifying agency or a supervising agency may release sex offender information to the public in accordance with subsections (2) to (4) of this section.

(2) If the sex offender is classified as a level three sex offender under ORS 163A.100 (Risk assessment methodology) (3):

(a) The Department of State Police shall release sex offender information on a website maintained by the department; and

(b) The supervising agency or a notifying agency may release sex offender information to:

(A) A person that resides with the sex offender;

(B) A person with whom the sex offender has a significant relationship;

(C) Residential neighbors and churches, community parks, schools and child care centers, convenience stores, businesses and other places that children or other potential victims may frequent;

(D) A long term care facility, as defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions), or a residential care facility, as defined in ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455), if the agency knows that the sex offender is seeking admission to the facility; and

(E) Local or regional media sources.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2)(a) of this section, the Department of State Police may not use the Internet to make available to the public information concerning a sex offender classified as a level three sex offender under ORS 163A.100 (Risk assessment methodology) (3) while the person is under the supervision of the Psychiatric Security Review Board or the Oregon Health Authority, unless the department is authorized to do so by a request of the supervising agency.

(4) If the sex offender is classified as a level two sex offender under ORS 163A.100 (Risk assessment methodology) (2), the supervising agency or a notifying agency may release sex offender information to the persons or entities described in subsection (2)(b)(A) to (D) of this section.

(5) If the sex offender is classified as a level one sex offender under ORS 163A.100 (Risk assessment methodology) (1), the supervising agency or a notifying agency may release sex offender information to a person described in subsection (2)(b)(A) of this section.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) "Notifying agency" means the Department of State Police, a city police department, a county sheriff’s office or a police department established by a university under ORS 352.121 (University police departments and officers).

(b) "Sex offender information" means information that the Department of State Police determines by rule is appropriate for release to the public.

(c) "Supervising agency" means a governmental entity responsible for supervising a person required to report as a sex offender under ORS 163A.010 (Reporting by sex offender discharged, paroled or released from correctional facility or another United States jurisdiction) or 163A.015 (Reporting by sex offender discharged, released or placed on probation by court or another United States jurisdiction). [Formerly 181.835]

Note: See notes under 163A.115 (When certain classification required).


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 163A—Sex Offender Reporting and Classification, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors163A.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.